Blackboard News You Can Use – July 2020

Welcome back to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn. In this edition, we share news about Blackboard updates and resources to support your teaching practice. Blackboard Updates MATC’s IT department has updated the Ellucian software that pushes semester courses […]

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Best Practices for Developing Effective Multimedia Instructional Content

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of guidelines for designing instructional content and activities that engage students of diverse abilities. According to the UDL principle Multiple Means of Representation, faculty should integrate visuals with text or other media to support comprehension and perception. However, there are several research-based best practices for designing multimedia content for effective […]

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Getting Started with Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a research-based instructional design framework for creating a flexible learning environment optimized to meet the needs of a diverse student population. UDL’s purpose is to minimize barriers and maximize learning opportunities for all students through three principles: (1) providing multiple means of engagement, (2) providing multiple means of representation, and (3) providing […]

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